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  1. slique12

    slique12 Apr 7, 2017

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    Now I will admit I have minimal knowledge of vintage speedmasters and have only started reading up on speedmaster101.com. That being said, I spotted what looked like a screaming deal on watchuseek this morning (it is now sold). Am I being a complete noob here, or did we all really miss this?

    Some details from the listing:
    This watch is one of the early ones with the cal. 321 movement, original stepped dial with applied logo and original hands. The case back reference 105.003-65. The Movement serial no is 2500XXXX. Price £1100 GBP.

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  2. adi4

    adi4 Apr 7, 2017

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    My guess is the seller made a mistake on the listing price and forgot to add a zero, something they probably caught when the multiple buyers contacted them within minutes/seconds. They seem to know what they have, so I doubt that was the price it sold for.
     
  3. noiseboyuk

    noiseboyuk Apr 7, 2017

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    Strange case back markings ??
     
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  4. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Apr 7, 2017

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    Who me :whistling:
     
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  5. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Apr 7, 2017

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    If something is too good to be ____, it probably is.
     
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  6. marcuscarcus

    marcuscarcus Apr 7, 2017

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    I have alerts on my phone because I desperately want a pre 74 speedy (also my first speedy) and this seemed way off to me so I didn't bother. If it did go for that, good for the buyer!!!
     
  7. new_heuer

    new_heuer Apr 8, 2017

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    This was bought by someone on TZ, hopefully now one here paid as well
     
  8. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Apr 8, 2017

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    Hope it's not a scam mate. If not, congrats!
     
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  9. Davidt

    Davidt Apr 8, 2017

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    Obviously it has issues but if it arrives for that price, then well done. I'm not sure it will though.

    How did you pay?
     
    Edited Apr 8, 2017
  10. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Apr 8, 2017

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    29-8-70 Maybe inscription to be given to someone to celebrate a special moment (anniversary, retirement,...) in August 1970 :thumbsdown:
     
  11. jpjsavage

    jpjsavage Apr 8, 2017

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    PayPal (standard).
     
  12. marturx

    marturx Apr 8, 2017

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    This is fishy. All alarm bells are ringing
     
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  13. Fost

    Fost Apr 8, 2017

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    It is not even half of the bezel price... Fishy
     
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  14. padders

    padders Apr 8, 2017

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    If PP standard doesn't he have some cover? Something is very wrong at that price. Hacked account perhaps.
     
  15. pix98

    pix98 Apr 8, 2017

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    hope you get this one
     
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  16. RJwatches

    RJwatches Apr 8, 2017

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    I offer you 100% profit :D
     
  17. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Apr 8, 2017

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    Well indeed a bargain....... Seems too good to be true......
     
  18. Eddie

    Eddie Apr 8, 2017

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    Among other possibilities, I am entertaining this edge-case thought, although quite dramatic:

    Seller's account is compromised on Watchuseek. Scammer lists 'watch' at crazily to good to be true price. Posts that it was sold to an appropriately obfuscated 'JS'. Sets up a new account here as JPJSavage to post as the buyer to say that it was sold at the listed too good to be true price. What happens next? Compromised account on Watchuseek carries on 'selling' too good to be true priced watches to unwitting people who think this is legit based on JPJSavage confirmation. Until shut down.

    Either that or it's a joke.
     
    Edited Apr 8, 2017
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  19. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Apr 8, 2017

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    I'm with you on his WS profile looking legit - he's been around a while.

    Congrats on a frankly, amazing deal. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. jpjsavage

    jpjsavage Apr 8, 2017

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    Feel free to check my account at TZ: jpjsavage. A few year ago I picked up a 145.012 from 1967 in Chester. I should have kept that but didn't. I've been promised the watch for Monday so will update the thread then. I've been a long term 'lurker' here but have learnt a lot (thanks) and have a lovely 1969 pre-moon Speedmaster (birth year) that is worn regularly. But on a sunny day like today, it's the turn of a vintage seiko: IMG_0542.JPG
     
    Edited May 18, 2017